Friday, December 10, 2010

23 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 23 Weeks

Size of baby: Turtle is the size of a large mango

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I've gained 16 lbs.

Maternity Clothes: I've been growing a lot this week. I've noticed that some of my regular shirts and sweaters are definitely getting shorter in the front now. It's time to order more maternity clothes!

Gender: It's a GIRL! Brooke Henley Femiano!

Movement: Oh yeah...she's definitely a wiggle worm. I can see my stomach jump now from her kicks. I think we might have a gymnast in training here. :)

Sleep: Sleep is still pretty good. I've had a few crazy dreams lately but other than that I can't complain.

What I miss: I'm really trying to watch my sugar now so I'm definitely missing my daily sugar indulgence. I'm preparing for my glucose test which is next week...let's all pray I don't have 'the sugar' (aka gestational diabetes).

Cravings: Blueberry muffins! On Sunday, Mike made me some wonderful blueberry muffins and I've been eating one or two every day. They are SOOOO good. I think they're even better since I didn't make them.

Symptoms: Still suffering from heartburn. I feel like my fist is constantly in my stomach (at the bottom of my sternum) to keep the burn from being as bad. For some reason applying pressure seems to work.

Best Moment this week: One night this week I was laying on the sofa watching tv and admiring our Christmas tree and all of a sudden little Brooke started kicking away. I pulled up my shirt to watch my belly dance and just had such an overwhelming feeling of love and joy. Not sure what else could be better than relaxing on the sofa at Christmas time with a little miracle bouncing around in your tummy. I can't wait for next Christmas when we can all snuggle on the sofa together.


  1. You look so good! Sounds like that girl will have a lot of hair. I've heard that heart burn means they are more likely to have a full head of hair. Guess we will have to wait and see!

  2. Congrats to you!!! And as for the blueberry muffins... I crave those daily and not even pregnant! haha! Good luck with everything and have a wonderful holiday!